Urban Research + Mobile Media (2011)
Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor
Jessica Irish (Parsons The New School for Design), Victoria Marshall (Parsons The New School for Design), Shannon Mattern (The New School for Public Engagement), Jane Pirone (Parsons The New School for Design), Vyjayanthi Rao (The New School for Social Research)
This panel discussion plans to articulate the possibilities and challenges of urban research in utilizing mobile formats for participatory engagement both inside and outside the classroom. As Urban Research Toolkit (URT) is being developed to maximize the benefit of two primary interfaces – web and mobile – panelists will present and discuss how information can be gathered, cross-reference and annotated amongst a wide community of citizens and researchers. The panel will showcase a collaborative, interdisciplinary project being developed both on mobile/web platforms to support the urban themed curricular, pedagogical and research at the New School University, as well as specific examples of student engagement and multi-disciplinary application.